BBC journalist Martin Bashir is “seriously unwell” with complications from coronavirus, the corporation has said.
The 57-year-old, who made headlines across the world with his 1995 interview with Princess Diana, is currently BBC News religion editor.
“Everyone at the BBC is wishing him a full recovery,” a spokeswoman said.
Mr Bashir is also known for interviews with pop star Michael Jackson and the suspects in the Stephen Lawrence case.
“We are sorry to say that Martin is seriously unwell with Covid-19 related complications,” the BBC spokeswoman said.
“We’d ask that his privacy, and that of his family, is respected at this time.”
Mr Bashir worked as a BBC news correspondent from 1987 to 1992, before joining the BBC’s investigative programme Panorama.
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